~~Ann (nee Lunsford) Mikulski of Chatham Township died in her sleep at about 12 noon on Sunday November 26, 2017 at Brandywine Senior Living. She was 82 yrs. old, born Jan 18, 1935.
Viewing will be from William A. Bradley and Son Mortuary, 345 Main St., Chatham NJ on Sunday December 3 from 3pm to 7pm.
A mass of Christian Burial will be held on Monday December 4 at 10 a.m. at Corpus Christi Church, 234 Southern Blvd., Chatham Township. Entombment will be at Gate of Heaven Mausoleum, E. Hanover, NJ immediately following the service.
Raised in North Muskegon, Michigan, to parents Lydareene and Todd Lunsford, Jr., Ann received her BS and MS degrees from the University of Michigan. She went to NY City, where she was employed by J. Walter Thompson. Then she moved to Princeton, NJ, and worked under Dr. George Gallup where she developed market research techniques. There she met her husband, Florian, who was studying for a Ph. D. degree. Together, they enjoyed an adventurous life.
Ann was deeply interested in music. At various times, she sang with the Masterwork Chorus in Lincoln Center and later sang Carmina Burana at Wolf Trap Farm in Virginia. She picked up her violin again after the family moved to Chatham, playing with the Summit Symphony Orchestra, eventually becoming President. She was employed by Ciba-Geigy (Novartis) in Summit as a marketing analyst. When the family moved to Glendale, CA. she played in the Pasadena Community Orchestra, while enjoying employment as manager of RFP’s by Candle Corporation, a software company. On moving back to Chatham, she rejoined the Summit Symphony, and sang in the Corpus Christi Funeral Choir.
She was a member of Corpus Christi from 1973 through 1985 and again on their return from California from 2002 to today.
Ann is survived by her beloved husband, by her children: Thomas, Nancy Maluso, Michael, Susan Mullin and thirteen grandchildren, her sister in law, Lucy Szrama and her sister, Kate Lunsford who lives in Cleveland and worked for the Cleveland Orchestra.